The attacks were personally close, as he was in the stadium where one of the bombs went off.
 November 25, 2015 at 3:05pm
“Hitler and the nazi party were hardly creationist in the Biblical sense of the word. To claim that Hitler was not influenced by darwin and eugenics is either willful ignorance or a tacit agreement.”
I also never said they were creationist in the “biblical” sense. I also never called them Christian. Because they weren’t. As I said before, the nazi party was a pseudo blend of Christianity and Norse mythology, creating a hybrid of sorts, but true to neither. This also makes them not atheists.
 November 25, 2015 at 2:59pm
“Darwinian racism expressed in “Origins””
Racism? Man isn’t brought up until the last paragraph of the book. It’s discusses animals as a whole, but birds more specifically. Finches to be precise.
 November 24, 2015 at 5:40pm
Henri – I’ve read a great deal of history, more so than you from the sound of it. I never said it didn’t lock up religious groups. I simply stated that he went after atheist groups. That doesn’t preclude him going after religious groups. He was a social darwinist. This has been known for years. He also wasn’t an atheist, HOWEVER, that doesn’t make him a Christian. He wasn’t either. His views were warped INCLUDING his views on evolution.
 November 24, 2015 at 1:17pm
That would be social darwinism… a warped version of evolutionary darwinism. Both aren’t accepted anymore in science. Evolutionary theory has come a long way from Darwin.
Henri – how so? Hitler did go after atheist groups and also had a warped view of evolution. His beliefs on evolution are clear in Mein Kompf.
 November 24, 2015 at 12:59pm
And why limit it to the last 200 years? Does 200 years absolve evil from being evil? Or are you just limiting it to a time frame where atheism became more open and not hidden under various faiths laws against “non-belief”?
 November 24, 2015 at 12:54pm
Have you looked at the news? Try looking at the middle east today. Are they not people of faith?
 November 24, 2015 at 12:53pm
dEfoRmEd-eleCtoraTe – I never said that wasn’t a problem. I’m sure the whole thing will play out… badly.
 November 24, 2015 at 12:42pm
Stalin and Mao made “religions” where they were “god” of the state, and Hitler believed in some pseudo Norse/Christian hybrid thing… I wouldn’t say any of them are atheists.
Even if we do consider them “atheists”, so what. Evil comes from all sides, as I can name quite a few evil leaders who were people of faith…
 November 24, 2015 at 11:45am
“before these events escalate too much further”
Too late… I doubt things will get better in a year.
 November 24, 2015 at 11:29am
Problem is, the ones doing the shooting aren’t government/national troops who never signed the Geneva Convention. I’m sure they don’t give two hoots about “war crimes.”
 November 23, 2015 at 10:28am
Utopiabuster – If you read the quote, Dawkin’s wasn’t the one who said he was a “gentle atheist”. It was a UK Conservative MP. Try to keep up.
 November 18, 2015 at 11:06am
Why would you build a bunker that large to house a significant amount of people and have no storage rooms/warehouse? Where is the food for the months you could potentially be down there for stored?
Apparently, it was built for the filthy rich - they don't need to store provisions - they think that they will be brought to them.....
Ever hear the story of the Donner Party? lol
 November 16, 2015 at 11:20am
Or, you know, it’s Christmas red. Like it’s always been…
November 16, 2015 at 10:44am
Unless you can see through fabric, you can’t see her hands as her sleeves are pulled down over her hands until the cops stop her.
 November 9, 2015 at 2:44pm
What “war”? Have you ever been into a Starbucks at Christmas? They sell tons of Christmas things, just look at the shelves. And they haven’t banned barristas from drawing Christmas stuff on the boards, because every time I go in this time of year the holly, wreathes, christmas trees, etc are drawn next to the feature drinks on the black boards.
 November 9, 2015 at 1:52pm
Last I checked, white, red and green were still associated with Christmas and not hanukkah, or any other holiday at this time of year. You see red and green in those shades together, you think Christmas trees, presents, Santa, baby jesus, etc.
They just went with a simple design over one with other imagery like previous years, which I would remind you all weren’t overly “Christian” Christmas either.